Repeated vigorous movements can damage baby's neurons


Dr Cheang (centre) showing what a brain damage in SBS cases look like. Looking on are (left) neonatologist Dr Cheong Hon Kin and child neurologist Dr Alex Khoo Peng Chuan.

PARENTS are advised not to use a cradle, especially the electrical ones, to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS).

Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital’s neurosurgery department head and consultant Dr Cheang Chee Keong said although no studies showed that repeated use of cradles were among the causes of the syndrome, such action could result in damage to the neurons.

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